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The King of Pop...
« on: November 18, 2003, 02:06 PM »


Looks like MJ is in trouble  :'(

LOS OLIVOS, Calif. - Investigators conducting a criminal probe swarmed Michael Jackson (news)'s Neverland Ranch on Tuesday, a sheriff's spokesman said. The purpose of the search was not disclosed.    

Authorities from the Santa Barbara County sheriff's and district attorney's offices served a warrant about 8:30 a.m. as part of an "ongoing criminal investigation," Sgt. Chris Pappas said in a recorded statement on a media information line.

The district attorney's office had no comment, said legal secretary Debbie Popp.

It was not known whether Jackson or his children were at the Santa Ynez Valley property, which has its own zoo and amusement park with bumper cars, a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel.

Nearly 10 years have passed since the 45-year-old singing superstar faced a child-molestation investigation in a case that never resulted in criminal charges.

The singer who had international hits with the albums "Thriller" (1982), "Bad" (1987) and "Dangerous" (1991), saw his career begin to collapse in 1993 amid allegations he molested a boy. Jackson maintained his innocence, and charges were never filed. He reportedly paid a multimillion-dollar settlement.

Jackson is also connected to Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, who has begun serving federal prison time for possessing illegal explosives, and is being investigated about whether he secretly taped conversations of celebrities and their lawyers.

Pellicano, 59, reportedly worked for Jackson while the singer was under investigation for child molestation in the early 1990s.

As the raid was under way, Court TV reported that the warrant was tied to allegations brought by a 12-year-old boy. That could not immediately be confirmed by The Associated Press.

Jackson's spokesman, Stuart Backerman, did not answer his cell phone and did not immediately return messages Tuesday.

In a television documentary broadcast on ABC earlier this year, Jackson said he had slept in a bed with many children. "When you say bed you're thinking sexual," the singer said. "It's not sexual, we're going to sleep. I tuck them in. ... It's very charming, it's very sweet."

The search came on the same day Epic Records released "Number Ones," a greatest hits collection featuring Jackson's new single, "One More Chance." On Nov. 26, CBS is scheduled to air a Jackson special consisting mainly of old concert footage.

Jackson has three children, and caused an international uproar last year when he displayed his baby, Prince Michael II, to fans by dangling him briefly from a fourth-floor balcony in Germany, where he had gone to accept an award.

Jackson called the incident a "terrible mistake," and Berlin authorities said the actions were not punishable.

Not much is known about Prince Michael II, whose mother has not been identified. The singer's 6-year-old son, Prince Michael I, and 5-year-old daughter, Paris, were born during his marriage to Debbie Rowe, his plastic surgeon's nurse, which ended in 1999.

He was also married to Lisa Marie Presley (news), Elvis's daughter, between 1994 and 1996.

Jackson routinely keeps the children's heads covered with cloth while escorting them in public — and he usually sports a surgical mask himself when out and about. He has said he wants to protect them from the public eye.

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 02:11 PM »
What I want to know, is why you would ever, ever, ever let your kid go sleep over Michael Jackson's house.
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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2003, 02:17 PM »
All I have to say is when is the rest of the ignorant world going to wake up on this pedophile. Does anyone really believe this guy is innocent after dropping a few million to the previous kid to keep quiet?  If this was any other person (without his finances), the public would have his nuts hooked up to a car battery by now.  

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Re: The King of Poop...
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2003, 02:32 PM »
what nuts?

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2003, 02:40 PM »

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2003, 04:26 PM »
No who here was a devout MJ fan back in the Thriller days?  I'll hold my hand high and proud, that Album rules.  Too bad his brain started rotting soon after :'(

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2003, 04:34 PM »
What I want to know, is why you would ever, ever, ever let your kid go sleep over Michael Jackson's house.

I hear he pays quite handsomely for such escapades with people's young boys.  Not to mention the bragging rights involved for the parents:  Hey, my kid got it on with MICHAEL JACKSON!   :P

Maybe that's not funny though, but you've gotta admit there's some seriously stupid parents involved here if that's not their reasoning (and even if it is)...   :-\

Well, the SB police always said they never "closed" the investigation some 9 years ago, so it's good to see they're still following up on it.  Sounds like a 12 year old boy came forward with some kind of info this time.  The way they stormed the place, it sounds like he may have given the police some good tips on what to find there, and where.

This may be THE END for Michael.  Coincidentally on the same day his # 1's album and a new single are released.  Wacko Jacko may finally be going to the Slammo!

But yeah, Thriller was great, Scott!

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2003, 04:46 PM »
Yeah I loved Thriller.  Hell I even like Bad.  Dangerous was even ok.  Supposedly he invites poor kids to his Neverland place and "sleeps" with them.  Oh well, it's his own fault.  Quit putting yourself in a situation where you will be caught.  Duh!!!  
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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2003, 05:19 PM »
Quit hatin' on Peter Pan!  >:(

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2003, 06:14 PM »
Quit hatin' on Peter Pan!  >:(

jacko's not peter pan... this guy is lol

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2003, 06:24 PM »
Quit hatin' on Peter Pan!  >:(

jacko's not peter pan... this guy is lol

Wow, and I thought some Star Wars diehards had no life.  That guy should just wear a sign that says "kick my ass".  Unbelievable.  

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Re: The King of Pop...
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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2003, 11:01 AM »
Quit hatin' on Peter Pan!  >:(

jacko's not peter pan... this guy is lol

Thanks for the link to Peter Pan there.  My coworkers are still laughing at it :)

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Re: The King of Pop...
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2003, 03:05 PM »
Heard there was an ambulance there too last night...wonder what that was all about.  Has anyone seen his Chimp lately?

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2003, 03:13 PM »
Just watched the entire press conference, and it's not lookin' so good for Jacko.  He's being charged with "Multiple Counts", but the sherrif wouldn't specify whether that involved multiple children, or just the one.  He's working out the terms of his surrender, and apparently they're even going to confiscate his passport so he doesn't attempt to flee the country...

The lead sherrif and the prosecutor who were running the press conference were cracking a bunch of jokes at Wacko's expense.  Pretty amusing!  Can't wait to see what unfolds with this whole thing...   :P